About this Artist
Dalia Stasevska’s charismatic and dynamic musicianship has established her as a conductor of exceptional versatility. Principal Guest Conductor to the BBC Symphony Orchestra from July 2019, she made her debut at the 2019 BBC Proms and this season conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in two programs at the Barbican, presenting repertoire such as Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms with the BBC Singers, Sibelius Symphony No.1, and the UK premiere of Helen Grime’s violin concerto with Leila Josefowicz.
Highlights this season include debuts with the Detroit and Dallas symphonies, NAC Ottawa, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber, and Lucerne and Barcelona symphonies. Dalia will also embark on a tour to Australia conducting both the Melbourne and West Australian Symphony Orchestras. Regular relationships include returns to the Oslo Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Trondheim Symfoniorkester, and Lahti Symphony.
A passionate opera conductor, this season Dalia will be returning to Norske Opera to conduct Madama Butterfly following her debut with Lucia di Lammermoor in 2018. She has recently conducted Don Giovanni with Kungliga Opera Stockholm, directed by Ole Anders Tandberg, as well as conducting Eugene Onegin with Opéra de Toulon. She has conducted Cunning Little Vixen with Finnish National Opera as well as Sebastian Fagerlund’s Höstsonaten at the 2018 Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm, featuring Anne-Sofie von Otter.
Dalia originally studied as a violinist, violist, and composer at the Tampere Conservatoire and the Sibelius Academy. As a conductor, her teachers include Jorma Panula, Leif Segerstam, Hannu Lintu, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Susanna Mälkki, Mikko Franck, and Sakari Oramo. In December 2018, she had the honor of conducting the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic at the Nobel Prize Ceremony in Stockholm.